Do you know these miniature figures made of tin? They are also called toy soldiers (I get a mixed feelings from this name especially if you see what is happening in many parts of world ......)
I do not know if it is still so popular in the world of collecting but in the past it was definitely extremely popular collector item. (however, not by me)
But I have got one, years ago. Just to keep to remember times gone.
There is also a story by Hans Christian Andersen: The Steadfast Tin Soldier. The story ends dramatically - the two protagonists are consumed together by fire, leaving nothing but tin melted "in shape of a little heart."
So, this was my inspiration for the IF topic of this week.